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This programme aims to encourage better management of water for food production by increasing the resilience of social and ecological systems.
It does this by focusing on the interconnections between water, food and poverty in developing countries. The programme helps develop water-related innovations by bringing together scientists, development specialists, policymakers and communities.
The website publishes information on its research programmes and projects as well as blogs and related news, job vacancies and events.
FEWS NET, funded by the US Agency for International Development, provides early warning and vulnerability information on food security issues to 25 countries, many of which are in the developing world.
FEWS NET uses a combination of satellite data and socio-economic analyses to publish regular bulletins, updates and briefings as well as drought and food shortage alerts.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation is a United Nations body with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.
This website publishes news and information on the joint European Committee and Food and Agriculture Organization programme 'Linking information and decision making to improve food security'. It includes 30 country-level food security briefs, a food security analysis 'toolkit' and a range of publications including policy briefs and reports.
The site also promotes training and workshops, and hosts e-learning courses, on topics such as crop forecasting, market analysis and vulnerability assessment.
This foundation's mission is to reduce malnutrition through food fortification. It focuses on providing supplements — such as iodised salt — and healthy food to malnourished populations. The website includes downloadable fact sheets of GAIN's programmes around the world and overviews of vitamins and nutrient deficiencies.
The organisation targets vulnerable groups such as young children, pregnant women, people with infectious diseases, remote rural populations, or refugees. GAIN takes a business-minded approach to funding better nutrition, pooling its money with financial institutions, not-for-profit global venture funds and venture capitalists to encourage local businesses to develop new products, distribution channels and marketing approaches.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) aims to find research-based solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the development needs of tropical countries in the region. It works with partners towards enhancing the quality and productivity of crops such as cowpea, cassava and maize; reducing the risks facing producers and consumers; and growing financial gains from agriculture. Its website publishes information on current research programmes, reports, news, press releases and events, as well as a blog about applications of the research, development news and conference proceedings.
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) focuses on nutrition in early childhood and in pregnant and lactating women but it also tackles nutrition in emergency situations and in HIV-infected people. Its website provides an overview of its activities including providing nutrition security in emergencies, monitoring infant growth rates, distributing micronutrients and child feeding and care.
News updates from UNICEF as well as tables of statistics relating to children and nutrition are freely available as well as links to UNICEF publications and external links.
This website aggregates WHO publications on food safety and highlights relevant meetings and conferences. It includes links to the WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases and links to the WHO's five keys to safer food that provides information and training material to improve food safety. Food safety, alongside nutrition and food security, is one of the WHO's strategic objectives for 2008–2013.